When your vision becomes hazy, blurry or less colorful, you may find you have a cataract. You might experience seeing double images, being extra sensitive to light and having trouble seeing well at night. Fortunately, an ophthalmologist can help you with cataract surgery if a new prescription isn’t helping you see well enough.

In surgery, the doctor will remove your eye’s cloudy natural lens (cataract) and replace it with an artificial lens, which is called an intraocular lens (or IOL). Most patients experience significant improvement in their vision and they are often surprised at how easy the process is to get through. As technology has evolved, there are more sophisticated ways to perform cataract surgery (such as laser-assisted cataract surgery), which results in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.